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Share a Spoon - What a Crock!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Think Tank Momma

Happy Thursday Smackers!

My good friend Stephanie from The Blue Zoo said summertime was upon us and she wanted to good crock pot recipes so that she doesn't have to heat up her kitchen.  Um....great idea Steph!  Crock pot theme it is!

I will admit I am not a big pork chop or pork roast fan.  I don't know why.  I prefer mine all crispy bacon, or sausage or salty smoked ham style.  You know the fattening stuff.  The lean pork chops that are "the other white meat"?  Yeah, just give me my chicken.

Well, I do like pork chops one way.  They come out tender and yummy and all apart good.

Here's what you need:

15 -18 Thin boneless pork chops.  I usually buy the "family pack" and cook them all.  This is very yummy as left overs and ALL my boys, including BDC love it!
Salt n- Pepper to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cans of 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Box of Chicken Stock  (you can substitute 4 cups of water but the stock adds so much flavor.  I really recommend the stock)
2 cups of rice

I mix the chicken stock and cream of mushroom soup in a bowl.  Incorporate well.  The 98% fat free soup is creamier and has a runnier consistency than the regular.  Use the fat free stuff, it works better for this and you don't need the extra calories anyway.  Wash and drain the rice.  Add to the bowl with the wet ingredients.  Pour into the bottom of the crock pot.  Drizzle pork chops with olive oil and salt and pepper them on both sides.  Add to the crock pot.  Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

(This recipe works well in the oven if you don't have a crock pot.  Cook at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.)

I usually serve this with baby sweet peas.  Straight out of the freezer.  In a small pot add two tablespoons of oil.  Add one chopped shallot.  Cook till tender, about 2 minutes.  Pour in the frozen peas.  Cover and let warm through.

That's it.  Easy PEASY!  And this recipe is really a picky crowd pleaser.

So, it's your turn!  Share your favorite crock pot dishes!  I showed you mine, now you show me yours!  


Buffee said...

Between your pork and my pork, I'm really in the mood for some pork pork pork! Yum!

Oh, and rice!

Michelle Pixie said...

I am not a pork fan either but this I could swing! YUM! I love slow cooking but I don't really do it in the summer because mine usually consists of stews and chili. But this was a great idea! I do also cook a meatloaf in the crock-pot.

MiMi said...

I should do crock pot meals this summer!! I love how you don't have to do anything.
And, I have the ingredients for this RIGHT NOW!! Awesome! Thank you for sharing. :)

SurferWife said...

Not a pork fan. Like at all. Not even for this recipe that sounds fantastic minus the whole pork thingy.

I love my crockpot. I would marry it if I could.

Anonymous said...

I make something similar to this. Just without the rice and chicken stock. My kids will NOT eat rice that it cooked with something else. They are weird, I know. Anyways, I just use the pork chops, can cream mushroom soup, pepper, and some dried minced onions. So delish! You know, you can also use chicken and cream of chicken soup. Its super good too!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yum I love pork in the crockpot! I starred this to try it out. I linked up a pork and rice dish also :) Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Mae Rae said...

stop will you! Stop! This sounds so yummy I will need to try this one too. The crock pot roast you posted, I cooked last week and the whole fam damily gained three pounds.

Together We Save said...

This sounds wonderful!!

Tracie said...

That sounds like a winner! I'm all about the crock pot. So easy when I'm working.

*LLUVIA* said...

I love crock pot meals! "Set them and forget them!" LOL...kiddin'

Maybe I'll do this for Hubby. I wonder if we can do it with chicken...? We are not really pork eaters..Hubs will eat pork chops once in a while, though.

Viv said...

Oh yum! That sounds great.

Everyone doing okay on your end?

Tammy said...

I Stephanies recipe last night and it sounded divine...this is another one I am definately putting on the list. I love the crock pot!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and following my blog! I am feeling the love today and love to meet new friends. I have seen you out and about in blog-o-land so am glad I finally had a chance to come and say hi...and follow but I don't see a follow button, I will keep looking.

Thanks again! Happy Weekend!

Tammy said...

Okay, I had to come back and say I love your books on your blog...I am a huge Twilight fan. I am going to look up your other vampire series you like. I am reading the Brotherhood Dagger Series right now that another blogger told me about...and I am reading Stephanies new book about Bree Tanner!

Okay, that's all for tonight...I promise! lol

Mammatalk said...

I am a crockpot fan at heart. I adore Stephanie's blog.